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Plans approved for 51-storey skyscraper in Manchester

Plans have been approved for Manchester’s latest skyscraper.

City planners have given the green light to a 51-storey building at St John’s Place, which will form the centrepiece of Allied London’s wider St John’s development.

St John’s Place includes three other buildings, which have also been given planning approval, and will provide nearly 400 homes in total.

The skyscraper will also include a 10-floor luxury hotel, cafés, restaurants and public space.

Two buildings – the Albert Shed, and the Globe & Simpson Building – will be demolished to make way for the scheme.

St John’s Place forms part of the wider St John’s development, which sits between the Museum of Science and Industry and the city’s Spinningfields business district.

Overall the wider scheme will provide 2,400 homes, three hotels, commercial space and public realm areas.

Planning consent for the first phase of the development was granted in October last year.

Allied London is also developing what will be Manchester’s tallest office at No.1 Spinningfields. Bam Construct is currently on site at the £73m scheme, which will complete in July 2017.

The St John’s Place skyscraper is the latest tall tower to win planning approval in the city.

Renaker’s 61-storey residential scheme at Owen Street, which will be the city’s tallest tower, was approved in July this year.

The tower will provide 496 flats and stand alongside three other smaller buildings, with the development delivering 1,508 homes in total.

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